Artist Biography Dabo (ダボ Dabo) is a Japanese rapper. He first appeared on the Japanese hip-hop scene in the 1990s, collaborating in a ShakkaZombie song, Tomo ni ikkou. He became a member of NITRO MICROPHONE UNDERGROUND in 1997. In 1999 he released his first single, Mr. Fudatzkee. In 2001, he was the first Japanese artist to be signed by Def Jam Japan. That same year, he made his major debut as a solo artist releasing Platinum Tongue which reached number fifteen on the Japanese (Oricon) music charts. In addition to his solo works, Dabo racked up numerous credits collaborating with various artists. His music can also be found on the Japanese version of Def Jam Vendetta, a PS2 video game.